Johan Brook

”So. What has this guy been up to?!”

(you tell me)

At Lookback I build tools, together with a world class team, that help people see through the eyes of their users, and I completely love it.

Lookback is based in San Francisco, California.

I arranged hackathons and other events during a year at

Together with awesome people, I was involved in the creation and execution of the events that were

  • Way Out West Hack

    Two days of music, love, and code during Gothenburg’s Way Out West festival. Creativity galore.

  • The very first edition of Gothenburg’s most prestigeous hackathon with probably the coolest venue: a bank vault.

  • A 50/50 share of tech students created wonderful things together during a weekend. A notable diversity event that lit many fires.

  • The second edition of the advanced code contest in writing the best path finding code the world has ever seen.

I studied Software Engineering at

Chalmers University of Technology

where I learned how to write beautiful, solid, and performant code together with others in teams.

Thanks to engagement in other ”outside-school social activities”, this was one of the best periods of my life.

Here's our bachelor's project: RymdJS.

I tend to value things such as communication, humility, agility, and flexibility when working.

This usually shows itself as an outspoken love for

code discussions, high paced iterations, laughter, experimenting with UI animations, front-end architecture, writing tests, writing about my findings, and exploring the optimal git workflows.

But above all, I value


I was born in 1990 in a small village in central Sweden. Like many others, I gained an interest in computers through games and such. Unlike many others, I was pretty decent at both design and programming.

In 2009, I moved to Canada for a year. I worked and traveled, lived and visited Calgary and Vancouver. Spent a month in Hawaii. Back home again, I started freelancing in web design and gained a huge amount of experience when working with agencies and clients.

In 2011, I began studying software engineering at Chalmers in Gothenburg, Sweden. In university I grew enormously as a person (kind of like Johan 2.0) and had the best time in my life (so far).

However, life sometimes has unexpected events in store for you. In my case, it came when I worked with the startup Lookback during the summer of 2014. I ended up dropping out of university and joining Lookback on remote, and haven’t looked back since (pun intended).

In September 2015, I started traveling by doing this nomad thing. I hope to explore bits and pieces in the corners of the world, and learn to adapt to and integrate. Give me a shout if we're in the same town.

Contact n’ Stuff

I tweet from Twitter. I snap photos on Instagram.
I push code to GitHub. I show off designs on Dribbble. I post texts, pictures, and poems on Tumblr. I reply to emails on [email protected].

Right now, I like working with Javascript in Meteor.

So many "I" above. I'm so sorry.

Want music while programming?

Check out this Spotify playlist of mine, it's pretty nice.

16,000+ followers can't be wrong.

Want to read code?

The source of this site is available at johanbrook/

Yes. is for #openness.

Code & Stuff

Things I've coded and co-coded.

My more formal curriculum vitae is available at LinkedIn and Stack Overflow Careers, and also as pdf.

Bye for now. Take care.